The day finally came!!! We took possession of our honkin' big house down south-ish on Thursday, July 15. It was just like having a new baby...except we actually had the much needed "instruction manuals".
We totally couldn't believe when our Realtor just walked out the door...leaving us in the house....ALL ALONE!!!!
Monty took the week before & the week after the move off work which has proven to be a very good thing. Clearly, I have no idea how to pack to move.
It was stunning to see how much crap....I mean...stuff we have accumulated over the 13 years 9 months of living in an 1,100 square foot condo. We have more than doubled (& some) our living space. It Rocks!!!!
I dropped Monty off at U-Haul at 8:45am on Saturday to get the truck, then I took the 3 oldest boys over to the FABULOUS Marni & James' house to hang out until we finish packing up. We officially started lugging everything into the U-Haul at 10:00. We had major help from Calvin, Clyde, Lucas & Jon. It was like a life-sized game of Tetris for Monty arranging everything in the truck. I had that Russian music going through my head all morning.
We were done by 12:30.
So I went over & picked up the boys from the FAN-TABULOUS Marni & James & we headed down to Evergreen where we were met by Calvin (again...because he is an amazing AMAZING brother-in-law for doing both ends of our move), Monty's parents, Jackie & Roger, Briony & Nathan & a bit later Twila & Matt. Everyone thinks the place is great. They can join the club.
All the furniture is in & we are (a piece at a time) filtering the boxes in.
OH MY HECK...I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE!!!!!!
Last night, we loaded the last couple of things that we didn't want to put in the truck, & brought them down. I walked through each of the empty rooms of our sweet, little "love-nest". I cried & cried & cried. So did Monty (a tiny bit). It's seriously bitter sweet.
So here we are....Feeling so absolutely & incredibly blessed at this time in our lives. Monty has worked sooooooooo hard to get here & he has been gracious enough to bring me with him for the ride. I love you baby...thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Give me the strength to do 1 of 2 things....
To love these sweet boys tho they make me crazy.
To clean up the mess after I kill them while they sleep.
I wouldn't really do it....I'm all talk & hardly any follow through.